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DolphinAuthor
27 May
It's been about 8 years since I broke up with my sexually abusive ex-boyfriend. I have had plenty of time to heal and rebuild from the traumatic past he gave me, I've moved on and I'm happily married, but every now and again he pops up in my dreams like an unwanted guest ruining my peace and I hate it. I try my best to steer clear of things that trigger me when it comes to my trauma but I feel like whenever I have dreams about this guy my own mind, in dreams, is cornering me and forces me to think and remember things I'd rather just leave in the past. It's hard enough for me to deal with whenever I see him around town, I freeze up and just want to avoid eye contact and get away as quickly as I can, and then I'm left with uncomfortable feelings that I can't really explain swirling around in my gut for hours just because i seen his face... Now I have to deal with seeing his face in my dreams too? When can I get a break...? 😞 Don't get me wrong though, these dreams are rare and my thoughts of him are even more so. I am happy and content with where I am in my life, but whenever thoughts or dreams of this man come up I'm left with a bunch of emotions that are hard for me to process. sometimes I feel I can't share with others about what I feel because it's been so long and they won't understand.... I just hope someone on this group does understand me and knows where I'm coming from and can offer some kind words of advice to help me whenever I experience things like this.
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WhaleGuide
4 Jun
Hi Deanna, I’m sorry to hear you are going through that. I’d be willing to talk to you. Please let me know and I will message you. It’s a process. Good to know you are with where you are in your life. We can talk💫
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